Linux Mint 17 RC now available. Download it with these direct links.

Linux Mint 17 is now available. Download this new Linux release from this handy mirror site.

http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/.

64 bit ISO 1.3 Gigabytes: http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-64bit-rc.iso.

32 bit ISO 1.3 Gigabytes: http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-32bit-rc.iso.

This new Linux distribution has all the same features that Linux Mint 16 had, but with all new software. I am trying out the RC build and so far the installation in VMware Workstation 10 has worked a treat. I just need to install vmware-tools and the installed operating system will better integrate with the host hardware.

Linux Mint 17 comes with all new wallpapers and the 3.13 Linux kernel. This offers improvements in hardware support. I think I will be enjoying this release greatly. I managed to install VMware tools from the tarball easily and it works perfectly. I can connect a USB drive from the host to the VM to save files on. This is a very good system. Better than Virtualbox. The RC build comes with Firefox 28. And Libreoffice version: 4.2.3.3.

uname -a output.

[email protected] ~/Documents $ uname -a
Linux homer-virtual-machine 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Download this now; it really is very good indeed.

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